Purchasing South Korean military equipment Poland buys know-how says PM
Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, has said that the purchases of South Korean military equipment have been accompanied by the acquisition of know-how.
The first K2 tanks and 24 K9 self-propelled howitzers arrived in Poland on Tuesday under a contract signed with Hyundai Rotem in July for a total of 1,000 K2 tanks and the Polonised K2PL version of the tank along with support vehicles, a training and logistics package, spare ammunition and technical support.
"Cooperation with South Korea is very beneficial, as along with South Korean military equipment Poland has also been purchasing know-how," Morawiecki said at a ceremony during which first K2 South Korean tanks were handed over to Polish soldiers in the city of Morąg, northern Poland.
Morawiecki added that these purchases were beneficial due to the fact that the equipment was compatible with Nato's systems, its price was reasonable, was most technologically advanced, and its delivery time was short.
According to the prime minister, Polish companies would participate in the production of tanks ordered in South Korea.